British Medical Journal, 1915, v.2, pp. 317
Gray revived dbridement of wounds, with primary suture. This procedure has been traditionally credited to Larrey and Desault. Larrey (Morton No. 2160) employed excision and primary suture only for treatments of wounds of the mouth which might otherwise result in a salivary fistula. However, Larrey, and his predecessor, Desault, both treated extemity wounds by incision, as needed, to relieve tissue tension and establish free wound drainage, not by wound excision and primary suture (Fackler).
Morton no.: 2177
Gray, Henry McIlree Williamson, "Treatment of gunshot wounds by excision and primary suture." (1915). Classic Article Collection. 116.